Wal-Mart workers plan Black Friday walkout

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Traditional American

Crown Point, NY

#1 Nov 15, 2012
http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/15/news/companie...

From CNN MONEY: NEW YORK (CNNMoney)-- A group of Wal-Mart workers are planning to stage a walkout next week on Black Friday, arguably the biggest holiday shopping day for the world's largest retail store.

The walkout builds on an October strike that started at a Wal-Mart in Los Angeles and spread to stores in 12 other cities. More than 100 workers joined in the October actions.

On Black Friday, the organizations expect employees at about 1,000 stores to strike.

A Wal-Mart spokeswoman said the number of workers who are raising concerns is very small and don't represent the views of the vast majority of its workforce of 1.3 million.

But labor experts say that even a small number of workers could make an impact.

"Even if there aren't that many people, it could have an effect, because their campaign in front of stores could discourage shoppers," said Ken Margolies, senior associate at the Worker Institute a Cornell University.

The strike could have an even greater impact if workers from its supply centers participate, according to Margolies. He said it could impede distribution of merchandise on what is usually the busiest day of the year.

Organizers have planned a social medial blitz, mobilizing workers through Facebook pages, a YouTube video, Twitter and Tumblr. They're also using online platforms to collect donations to sponsor striking workers. So far, the campaign has raised more than $22,200.

Wal-Mart workers have been battling with management over pay, benefits and their ability to speak up for years, experts say.
WAAAAAAA

Corinth, NY

#2 Nov 15, 2012
who cares
DrNash

Endicott, NY

#3 Nov 16, 2012
What would be devatsating, would be if their store security walked out and none of the shoplifters were caught.
Jackal

Mineville, NY

#4 Nov 16, 2012
WAAAAAAA wrote:
who cares
the people that have been working for one of the world's wealthiest companies while they themselves have been paid a pittance.
DrNash

Endicott, NY

#5 Nov 17, 2012
Jackal wrote:
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the people that have been working for one of the world's wealthiest companies while they themselves have been paid a pittance.
You finally said something that indicates wisdom. I knew you had it in you.
hope

Plattsburgh, NY

#6 Nov 17, 2012
I hope they really do it and it's not just some bogus scare tactic. Walmart blows but what are ya gonna do? shop there for what you need then get the hell out. certainly don't work there if you're against their policies unless you absolutly need to have an income. when i worked there in ti it wasnt that bad to be honest... but the one in plattsburgh sucked to work for. I wish them the best and I'll be cheering you on on black friday. I raise my glass to Greed, Chaos, Destruction, Love, Hate, Responsibility, Inner Guidance and coffee this holiday season.

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rocket surgeon

Ticonderoga, NY

#7 Nov 17, 2012
shut up and be thankful you even HAVE a job! it's not like there are headhunters out there saying: "gee, sure hope i can get at some of those WAL-MART employees!"
yup

Mineville, NY

#8 Nov 17, 2012
There will be no strike, end of story.
Spike

Albany, NY

#9 Nov 18, 2012
rocket surgeon wrote:
shut up and be thankful you even HAVE a job! it's not like there are headhunters out there saying: "gee, sure hope i can get at some of those WAL-MART employees!"
Spoken like a true welfare queen. Aren't you missing Jerry Springer?
Willis

Quaker City, OH

#10 Nov 22, 2012
Loses
woody r

Mineville, NY

#11 Nov 22, 2012
if you had a better education you wouldn't have to work in retail
rocket surgeon

Ticonderoga, NY

#13 Nov 23, 2012
Spike wrote:
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Spoken like a true welfare queen. Aren't you missing Jerry Springer?
really? a welfare queen telling someone to be glad they have a job? spot the error in your logic, soopah jeenyus!
Gloversvile Pickletickler

Albany, NY

#14 Nov 23, 2012
rocket surgeon wrote:
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really? a welfare queen telling someone to be glad they have a job? spot the error in your logic, soopah jeenyus!
Whatever you do I'm sure it's very im-POtent. Now, get back to yer soaps.
Sam

Edison, NJ

#15 Nov 24, 2012
We had our best Black Friday ever.
Racist Ricky

Ticonderoga, NY

#16 Nov 25, 2012
So is Walmart closed now?
Jeez

Ticonderoga, NY

#17 Nov 27, 2012
What a bunch of small town scumbags

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